Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout - Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
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Reviews by RedSpecial1:
4.22/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a huge head, even when extreme care is taken to pour slowly down the side. The head dissipates fairly quick, and you're left with a dark brown beer.
S: Vanilla and bourbon are the main notes that I pick up from this beer. Some roasted coffee and chocolate notes come through as the beer warms up.
T: Flavors of coffee and bourbon lead, and an unpleasant aftertaste perhaps poor quality vanilla.
M: Fairly smooth.
D: Not the best beer of this style I've had. I really wouldn't want to do any sessions of just this beer. A beer this strong really needs to be more balanced than this one is. It seems almost as if the flavors didn't really merge very well.
This is a beer that my fiancee and I had almost a year ago today. After nearly a year of aging, this beer has definitely improved. The beer is slightly over carbonated, foaming vigorously on the pour. The appearance is pretty good with a thick off white head, and a nice dark brown color. The aroma is of bourbon, vanilla, and oak. The taste is mostly the same, with a healthy helping of roast barley as well. The mouthfeel has a fair bit of carbonation with some alcohol heat. A tasty beer, but not one I'd want to drink more than one or two of in an evening.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2010 02:26:31 | More by RedSpecial1
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5/5 rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
On the rare occasions i buy beer, i buy craft. When I'm not drinking bourbon from the state of kentucky, i drink stouts from kentucky. Very good flavor. not good at picking up flavors. I just know i love this. I buy craft mainly to support microbreweries. Macrobreweries make low quality beers and charge an arm and a leg for them sometimes. Microbreweries make good quality beer for a similar price. The appearance is nice and dark. the smell is amazing, and the taste is also amazing. Mouthfeel is very complex but can't describe it. I had cigars while i was drinking this one. might be why i couldnt pick out any flavors.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 02:22:35 | More by ElijahCraig69
Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
86 out of 100 based on 412 ratings.